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news in san francisco. a huge water break after a car slammed into a fire hydrant about an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the dri
accident on interstate 280 in san francisco. at least one person is dead. the accident involves three vehicles in the northbound direction. and then the other breaking news is on the richmond-san rafael bridge where an discover turned big rig is blocking all eastbound lanes. it happened in the last half-hour. the highway patrol said that accident is storm related. no word on any injuries. a high wind advisory is up on all bay area bridges. caltran is warning drivers be very careful. again, all lanes eastbound, interstate 580 over the richmond-san rafael bridge are closed because of an overturned big rig. we will bring you more information on both of those breaking news stories as we get it. so round three of the latest series of storms to sweep through northern california is here. we have live team storm coverage. let's begin with our meteorologist lisa argen who is tracking the storm will live doppler 7 hd. >> good morning, everyone. your eye goes right to the red and this is where it is draped from the sacramento valley back to clear lake and windsor and santa rosa. the back edge ha
westbound this morning. 24 west wilder accident still blocking two lanes san francisco north 280 accident blocking a lane there here's a look at drive times 580 not bad highway 4 not so bad typical but there is your commute carquinez bridge into the maze 45 minutes if you look at your waze app you can see from pinole valley road very slow 80 westbound due to earlier accident at san pablo dam road, bumper-to-bumper just give yourself time should be clearing out free app you can download at the app or or google play. >>> live to cortamadera look outside you can see the rain causing pooling water on lucky drive, persistent problem in the north bay whenever it rains here's video from earlier north of there on highway 101 near sir francis drake. as mike mentioned the wet weather is expected to continue throughout the morning you will want to stay with the abc7 morning news for the latest information. coming up, back live to terry mcsweeney for an update on the conditions. >>> more rain definitely a concern in marin county for some still digging out off a -- digging out. one resident snapped th
from san rafael, tiburon towards san francisco, daly city. heavier rains for the morning commute. it is going to get harder to get around over the next hour. >>> raining at the bay bridge, you bet. you can see headlights, light coming into the about now, wet conditions, no wind advisories, that's the nice news traveling into the city on the bridges or elsewhere skyline build "sig alert" issued, downed tree blocking both lanes, going to be a bit for calf trance gets that cleared. injury accident westbound 580 before lake shore, two right lanes blocked. >>> 5:01. with this latest storm crews are looking out for for waterlogged trees that could fall in larkspur many crews have been working nonstop since the weekend trying to protect homes. friday massive oak fell on a woman's home in ross splitting her roof in two, luckily she wasn't hurt but her home of 60 years suffered major damage. terry mcsweeney will have a live report from cortamadera with more storm watch coverage in 30 minutes. >>> similar scene in san mateo, the rain soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree
through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates of an inch an hour and another additional inch is forecasted. take a look at these current wind gusts. you can see where the front has moved through. it is breezy and dangerous out there. and throw 10:15 we will be looking at flooding imminent, and then beyond that the creeks and the streams will be draining into the rivers, and then we are looking at the rivers rising right on through midday. carolyn? >> it is a wild morning. thank you, low saw. both eastbound lanes of the richmond san rafael bridge remain blocked by an overturned big rig right now. the chp won't even think about moving it until the winds die down. abc7 news reporter nick smith is on the bridge to update this storm-related news. >> carolyn, this is the first time i have had an opportunity to actually do a live shot on the richmond san rafael bridge. the reason we are here is because of the wind and the traffic situation created by the wind. that is the overtur
skyline boulevard at the san francisco/san mateo county line between there and daly boulevard, fire on seen, crews up there, expect delays past the scene while they get that car off -- out and back on the road. southbound 101 roadwork poplar 92 until 6:00. >>> this morning, more agencies will join the search for a 77-year-old man believed to have fallen into the mare island strait. today equipment will be brought in to intensify the search. amy hollyfield is live on mare island. >> reporter: the coast guard is hoping to get answers for the family. officials fear the worst. 77-year-old philip mattingly disappeared saturday night he had been working on a world war ii vessel, which was docked at vallejo's mare island. police don't suspect foul play. they say his truck was still in the parking lot. this case belongs to police, today they will be getting help from the coast guard and sheriff's office. >> vallejo police department, we don't have a dive team and we don't have the equipment or expertise to be able to conduct dives. sheriff's department has the personnel and equipment to do
day last week. >>> san francisco detectives are looking for a man who mugged a woman, then killed her dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is offering a reward to catch the attacker. >> the victim was driving through the tenderloin friday just before 5:00 p.m. she agreed to tell us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity because she's worried for her safety. she told us she pulled over because she couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> so i got in my car and walked around. >> in the front seat was her dog, a 12-year-old dog. and he started barking because a man grabbed her. he grabbed her by her jacket. >> by the car and he took out my money. >> he turned his attention to roxie, the dog because he seemed angry that the victim only had $5.00 in her pocket. >> he looked at me with a blank look on his face, and he said i'm going to kill your [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle the man snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxy over his head and threw her towards incoming traffic. >> roxy survived being thumped on the pavement, but she was
- hand side there, northbound as you drive towards san francisco. 7:06. here's steve. >>> all right, tara. for some to the north, things have calmed down. for others it's pouring. some reports anywhere from tiburon, pacifica, san francisco, the marina district, danville hills, belmont to san jose and mountain view and there's a window. some of the totals, about a .50 to 1.50. right over the marina district about 15 minutes ago. it was pouring. looks like things have let up. moderate to heavy rain. some moderate to heavy rain there over towards emeryville, the bay bridge, berkeley, oakland. you can see the red. that's pretty heavy. coming in right back to the east bay. you can see stretching there from concord, san ramon, 680 corridor, dublin, pleasanton, livermore, back to san ramon, pretty good line also from heyed -- hayward. back to the peninsula, there's been enhancement, especially san mateo, belmont, woodside. right along the san mateo coast near skyline, now stretching to the santa cruz mountains. south coast, woodstock, you can see mountain view head heading up and just getting to
your drive into san francisco. let's head back to the desk. >>> 4:59. believe it or not it is now 2013 live picture. look at the big lifts and the kiss. lots of fire works. crowds gathered on the shore of the harbor watching the skyline explode. all the colors of the fire works 2013 is here. 1.5million people expected to be ringing in the new year at this particular celebration and millions are watching on television from home live as we are here in the bay area. you're also watching this. this is new zealand ringing in the brand new year. 2013. a lot of cheers. the boat horns going off then you have the fire works. this is over the auckland sky tower. new zealand being one of the first nations to welcome the new year. we'll have much more about new years coming in and our local celebrations here in the bay area that is coming up in a couple minutes. >>> it is 5:01. developing news from san francisco an overnight apartment fire caused big problems for firefighters when flames apparently caused a gasline to burst. alex savidge is in san francisco where pg&e crews are making repairs. are
. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it
're tracking developing news of an accident that shut down a san francisco intersection. a driver took out a fire hydrant at folsom and essex near the onramp to the bay bridge. claudine wong is out there. are they getting close to reopening it yet, claudine? >> reporter: well, close, probably not but they are doing some important work right now. within the last half-hour since we last checked in with you, the crews for this scaffolding company have started to arrive. once the bus gets out of the way, you can see the work they are doing. what they told me they need to do is repair the collapsed bottom part of the scaffolding. once they do that -- and that could take a while -- then they will test it to make sure it is safe. if you pan across essex, you can see the entire area is shut down. that's because the fire department is out there. if there's any question about the structural integrity. this is entrance to the bay bridge. traffic at this point, just has to go around. let me show you video from this morning. it was about 3:0 that a san francisco police officer try -- 3:30 that a san fr
remain at large. >>> more than 60 whom saids in san francisco this year the -- 60 homicides in san francisco this year. services for 26-year-old who died sunday night bound, beaten and shot, dating an 18-year-old woman also found along side him bound and beaten she is expected to survive. reed was from georgia and planning to move here. investigators say they were target add attacked by a group of acquaintances. three women and two men are in custody. -- >>> new pressure on ross mirkarimi to step down. petition urging him to resign. a group says they want to avoid a costly recall which they have threatened, they hope to get 50,000 signatures. anti-domestic violence advocates have been trying to oust him after he bruised his wife's arm in a new year's eve argument. >>> this morning police are telling people in a fremont neighborhood about a package thief on the loose. surveillance camera caught him in the act, watch as the driver of that white car walks to the front door of a home. he grabs the package, uses his jacket to conceal it and drives off. this happened saturday at a house
, then dumping them, skbound gagged on a san francisco street. the 31-year-old vincent bell is accused of shooting a 26-year-old steven read and leaving him on the street where he died. they both pleetded not guilty to murder with a 24-year-old heather leech accused of beating and tying up an 18-year-old female, and dumping her on the street. that 18-year-old woman is still in the hospital. a fourth woman may be charged with murder. >> no plea again today from a man accused of killing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar. the 21-year-old made a brief court appearance today in san jose on charges in three kidnappings unrelated to the murder. torres did not enter a plea. he's refused to enter pleas since his arrest in the case back in may. that angered many of those following this case. >> it's upsetting. we just -- . >> you're guilty. pick one, guilty or not guilty. you know? either way. >> yes. people cannot say if he's guilty or not. not entering a plea just shows he's guilty. >> garcia torres will return to court in february. lamar vanished on march 16th. her body has in the been found
shore is pushing its way close to ocean beach and san francisco. >> the shower activity will develop later tomorrow nigh you can see by 5:00 p.m. a lot of folks heading home from work. >> could become a moderate to heavy rain over the richmond san raphael bay bridge judge in to berkeley and oakland an emeryville. >> impacting the north bay and parts of san francisco. >> that will continue to be the case as we head into the night hours. the showers will pass through as a wakeup on saturday morning. >> not so much moisture associated with that in fact we're talking maybe 10th of an inch of rain to a quarter of a niche in some of the higher elevations. >> 52 for richmond. 54 in oakland. 52 for pleasanton and livermore. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows rain is back in the forecast but it is not going to last for long. >> dreyer in sunny conditions as we head into your sunday. a little bit of morning fog monday morning. a 20 to 30 percent chance of showers as we head into the middle of next week. >> we will have more on your extended forecast coming up shortly. in the me
of an accident heading into san francisco, first reported near candlestick now chp is updating that saying north 101 at third, partially blocking right lane you may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers injured when their car flipped during a high speed chase this is altamont pass, the pursuit started 3:30 this morning near isabel avenue in livermore officers were chasing a speeding driver through a construction zone when they flipped. officers were taken to the hospital to be checked out. kira klapper will have more in a live report in a few minutes. >>> happening now we are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal
could double. >> rain or shine, san francisco plays host today to a one of it's kind football game. check out the arizona state sun devil mascot and the marching man. they all entertained a huge crowd at union square. the pep rally has to get everybody excited for the craft fight hunger bowl at at&t park. some 33,000 tickets have been sold for the game between arizona state and navy. this is the only bowl game devoted to a cause. for every ticket sold a meal will be donated to the san francisco meal bank. >> with that kickoff most of the rain will probably be out of here but still a little chilly. >> its going to be a cool winter day and it's chilly this morning. we have the breeze blowing, that means a wind chill effect going on in most cases because most of us in the 40s this morning. mostly cloudy skies and still a little soggy in some cases, giving you a live look at the overcast. right through and around -- we continue with the clouds, by the afternoon partly cloudy and sun. a look at storm tracker two. i have the time l aps e. three hours, the last three this is what has mo
that might improve the situation. >>> and overnight news from san francisco. what police officers did that may have saved a newborn baby's life. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, december 12th. >>> we're following developing news in san jose. just hours ago, a pickup truck slammed into an apartment building where children were sleeping. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose and spoke to the children's father. good morning, janine. >> reporter: the father told me his family has not slept much but any are breathing a sigh of relief. their little girl was just brought home from the hospital. this is after a truck ran off the road. you can see where the tire marks are here and it ran off the road and plowed down a fence there and smashed into a bedroom. police say the driver of the truck traveling eastbound on taylor veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into an apartment at the villa apartments on 23rd street. now, here's a look at the damage inside. the truck crashed into a roo
forecast a little later. >> okay spencer thank you. >> major break in bizarre case in san francisco visitation valley. man and woman were found bound and gagged in the middle of the street on sunday night. today police arrested 5 people in hercules connected they say to the crime. vick lee with the very latest on the investigation. >>reporter: police said 5 arrested for the attack on a man and woman found bound and gagged ncaa and dumped on the san francisco street range in age from 19 to 34. one from san francisco. 2 from oakland. and the other 2 have hercules addresses. police made the arrest day after a passing driver found the couple in the middle of russell street in the ingleside district. male victim 26-year-old steven reid died later at san francisco general hospital. police source tells us the suspects are brought in for questioning to the hall of justice yesterday after investigators received ladies from the public. they were later arrested at a house in hercules today in l early morning hours. police spokesman officer says everyone involved knew each other. >> t
in the upcoming term. california's proposition 8 is not on that list. ktvu's brian flores is in san francisco to tell us what that means for same-sex marriage here in california. >> reporter: hi, dave, good morning. it appears for now that opponents of proposition 8 will have to wait until the end of the week for any decision on this from the u.s. supreme court. we were waiting to hear some decision. but it appears the supreme court will at least delay it until about friday, though. the key was whether the prop was gonna be on their cases. now, if that happens, that means the decision won't come until june. this postpones any decision until later this week. come friday morning, we'll be at this to see if the supreme court agrees with the lower court on whether gay marriage is unconstitutional or if they will keep prop 8 as voted on back in 2008. a lot of reac-- a lot of reaction from the castro district. we'll stay on this. back to you. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could
line. >>> and how a popular san francisco restaurant is making this a happier holiday season. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm brian flores. dave clark is off today. >> yes, he is. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. tori campbell is also off. it's monday, december 24th. >>> we're following developing news out of marin county this morning where search-and-rescue teams are about to search for a missing man. alex savidge has more on how a traffic stop turned into a much larger situation. alex? >> reporter: well, now that the sun is coming up, the team is going to resume searching for this team, somewhere in the cordova creek. the man is suspected of drunk driving and ran from officers during a traffic stop. it happened earlier in the morning. he jumped into the creek in an area where the water is moving very quickly. authorities put a boat in the water right away to search the bas ofthe creek but there was no sign of the man. this all began after midnight when ross police made a dui stop on the man's car near sir francis drake and c
income teenagers in san francisco. san francisco transportation official approved the $1.6 million plan this afternoon. it should go into effect by next march. the program will run for 16 months. it's designed to help low income youth younger than 18 years old. >> this is really about equity. this is really about providing opportunity to our youth in the city. >> meanwhile, muni service was back to normal today after a trolley car hit a woman in a wheelchair last night leaving her with life-threatening injuries. and a blown transformer stopped muni metro for much of last night. >>> well, the san francisco board of supervisors gave final approval today to the city's new ban on public nudity. well, that prompted several protestors to strip naked again in the board chambers. they were covered in blankets and escorted out as behalf. backers of the bans say it strikes a ban between nudist and those who don't want to see so much of you. but opponents say what you want to see and don't see, it's up to you. >> if you don't want to see someone, turn way. there's nothing stopping you from turning
'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. >>> we're following some breaking news right now out of san francisco's ocean view district. >> crews on the scene of a big fire burning near a historic firehouse. we're hearing reports of more fire companies being called out to respond. the fire is burning in an apartment complex on 119 broad street. 10 people have been evacuated. it's burning next door to engine company 33, according to a website, the victorian style building dates back to 1896. we have a crew on the way. we'll get you the latest as soon as we hear it. >>> a loud boom on the peninsula after a bomb squad dead nature volatile materials. authorities found 30-year-old chemicals inside a san mateo house yesterday. the acid and ether were both too dangerous to move so they detonated the chemicals on the front lawn. no one was hurt. but the house suffered major damage. >> it was significant. it damaged the windows in front of her home. >> officers evacuated the block at least 500 households were notified of the controlled detonation. >> investigators in cupertino were trying to figure out wh
of problems. we have a broken power pole in san francisco sunset district leaving 8500 people without electricity yesterday. it was one of multiple incidents where trees or power polls brought down power lines. the latest outages show a 650 homes in the north bay without power and around 600 in the south bay as well as others. >>> rain opened up a large pothole on westbound 4 in pittsburg blamed for flattening the tires of two dozen cars yesterday. that's no fun. crews shut down the lane while they made those emergency repairs. it's now open again. >>> this is just a good reminder. we're no match for nature. >> no. >> no match. >> powerful. hopefully done for a while. i guess we have a little bit of rain this week, right, lawrence? >> a little more rain but it is true, you know, you try to prepare for everything but really i mean, in the end, there's only so much you can do. i went around my yard and picked up all the shingles from my roof. >> looking forward to climbing on the roof to check mine. a lot of folks are cleaning up. there is more rain on the way. one more river is expect
flooding. the news starts right now. >> and a very scary scene in san francisco overnight. it involved a street sweeper and a bicyclist. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starting right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on two. i'm dave clark. >> it's thursday, december 13th. san jose police say that there are some suspicious circumstances surrounding a woman's death. investigators found her body yesterday just a few blocks from the hp pavilion. we have been talking to police in and the coroner. . >> reporter: this case remains a mystery. we just won't have to many more answers until the autopsy is done this morning. someone passing by here looked under this bridge and saw a woman down on the ground here among the dirt and the trees. police say just after three yesterday afternoon they received several calls that a woman was laying face down in the guadalupe river. police confirmed she was dead there. were no obvious signs of trauma and it appeared she was recently deceased. they are investigating and are treating
guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san francisco church is scheduled to give away thousands of free toys today to children in need. they have almost 8,000 toys and will give them out at an event partly sponsored by the san francisco giants. you are looking at video of last year's event. it's scheduled to start at nine. >> the deadline approaching and still no deal on the table. when the president said he will be back in washington to deal with the impending fiscal cliff. >> and the cia speaking out about a movie showing the death of bin laden. what the acting director told employees in a memo act that film. >> a live look at the approach to the wet bay bridge toll plaza. chp responding to a lot of spin outs on this saturday morning. time 7:12, you are watching mornings on 2. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! t
to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >> a federal judge is ready to reduce a $1 billion jury verdict that apple previously won over samsung back in august. the judge told lawyers for both apple can samsung that jurors in the previous case appeared to miscalculate the damages and now had to trim though war. no word on how much of the award and apple would be cut. samsung is seeking a new trial while apple is arguing for a increase in the damages award. >> bmw is recalling almost 250,000x-five suv's worldwide. the recall is for and x-five models with diesel engines from years 2009 to 2012. the u.s. national highway safety administration says a bolt holding a built pullye can be come loose and break. the driver to lose control of the vehicle and the pow
will be keeping an eye on any flight delays or cancellations. >> it is pretty clear over san francisco. it is cold like it was yesterday. all you need for proof is this live shot from mike pelton. the effects of this morning's temperatures are apparent. >> over the past hour it is warm now at 37 degrees here in pleasanton. you concede some of these cars in this parking lot on first street are frozen with a thick layer of frost. these cars were left overnight. this has not left anyone from going through their typical morning routine. if people have been out running and walking their dogs. >> this is not to bed. it is not even 32 degrees. >> i do not feel that bed. >> does the phyllite winter to you now? >> yes. >> cars have came and stopped here. they look like they were on fire because there exhaustless is building. grab a jacket, a scarf, and gloves. >> winter has not even officially started. it feels like it already. >> with the official start we will get some precipitation. >> check out fairfield. there at 26 degrees. yesterday we had the frost and freeze advisory. it is a chilly start for our
cases are investigated despite heavy workloads. >>> the san francisco da's office has subpoenaed the deleted twitter accounts of two suspected rioters. this stems from the columbus day protest on october 6th. the d.a. wants to see two demonstrators' tweets along with photos, mentions and tweets from other users who followed them. twitter has not said if it is willing to hand over that information. >>> 7:05. the city college of san francisco struggles and deals with the financial hole. one of the trustees faces the possibility of losing his seat. chris jacke son was re-elected last month but the san francisco ethics commission said he didn't file campaign disclosure statements which track cell phoneses and expenses -- doctorses and expense -- contributions and expenses. jackson says he hopes to file the reports on friday and plan a payment plan of $11,000 that he racked up in fees for the missing reports. >>> there's still no deal between president obama and house speaker john boehner. that has not stopped democrats and republicans on capitol hill on chiming in on what should and
for live crab in san francisco could drop to $3.50 a pound by early next week. >> don't get crabby about the traffic. i can't believe i just said that. >> nice segue claudine. >>> we will head outside and take a look at what is going on with the roadway. right now it doesn't seem to be much. we have a couple stalled cars here and there. this is the san mateo bridge. you can see traffic on the right hand side there. finally 237 milpitas the brake lights are westbound traffic. here is steve. >>> thank you. a very good morning. our system is coming in. cloud cover has a lot of cold air with them. i think it's more of a colder system than rainy-- rainy system. cloudy to mostly cloudy. some of the temperatures already are in the 30s. they will be hard pressed to warm up. some rain develops. again those favoring closer to the coast and north bay snow level around 2500-3,000 feet. 35 livermore. san jose 37. tahoe was two below last hour. now they are one. >> by this afternoon and evening spins in very light rain. again the farther west better opportunity. farther east no. this will not be a b
until about three this afternoon. >>> part of the great highway in san francisco is closed right now because of flooding. heavy rains left pools of standing water on the roadway closing portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works said there is no estimate yet for when those lanes will reopen. >>> as the bay area begins to dry out from a series of wipt storms, crews -- winter storms, crews begin the task of cleaning up the damage left behind. from falling trees in oak lapped to flooded streets in the city, crews are all over the area keeping busy. >> it's an older section of highway and it's been in need of some work for a long time, and the recent storms have made it worse. >> along with the cleanup today, crews are busy with maintenance work hoping to get the job done before the next rain, which is expected some time friday. >>> a young woman charged with hitting and killing a grandmother at san francisco's twin peaks made her first court appearance today. david stevenson has more on the judge's actions as well as concerns about people
. a vote in san francisco or the board of supervisors is expected to make a final decision on a citywide ban on new duties. the meetings today there expecting many people who be disrobing once again as we saw last supervisors' meeting. several people took off their clothes at a board meeting but the board approved 65 and approval of this netted be banned in san francisco. if is finalized today it will take effect on february february 1st. five will start at $100 and go up with each additional offense. the ban will not be in force for major events like bay to breakers for the pride parade. >> backers of labor leader f x crawly who lost by 132 votes in his bid for district 7 supervisor will not move forward with a recount. it is too expensive. it will cost about $80,000 to manually rig count the more than 35,000 ballots that were cast in this election. norman yee is the official supervisor of district 7. it stretches from mount sutro to the seven cisco's to. >> a woman in a wheelchair is recovering this morning after being run over by muni try and last night. she is hit by the f market tre
that separated dozens of homes from the san francisco-quito creek are holding up. the creek or float on sunday night causing mandatory evacuations for seven homes. at least one home was damaged to the point of being uninhabitable. no further work has been scheduled. but the city continues to keep a close eye on the levee. >> all the rain over christmas-a down the southbound side of the upper great highway from lincoln avenue to slow boulevard. a spokesperson at the centers is the department of public works say that the rose flood because the drains cannot handle all the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open. officials say that highway close about 60 times a year. it is not known when the southbound side will reopen. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. the one fell right on the footsteps of the delta and chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. however when the tree fell a loosen the soil of a neighboring treat the had terrible for safety reasons. >> santa r
of people in san francisco are looking for a new home after a large fire destroyed three apartment buildings and damaged a fourth. that fire started inside an apartment on 23rd street near cap street around 9:45 yesterday morning. the smoke could be seen from some of our traffic cameras in san francisco. as you can see there the fire was out of control when croups arrive add the scene. >> all units on scene did a great job. it was a tough fire. they had to get in there and fight it aggressively. >> 100 firefighters responded to the scene. one was transported to the hospital because of exhaustion. no other injuries were reported. the american red cross provided hotel accommodations for 19 people last night. s cause of the fire has not been determined. >>> dianne feinstein says she is optimistic that some type of agreement will be reached to avert the fiscal cliff. both houses of congress will reconvene today. the senate is expected to work two hours from now. while president obama wants a tax increase for those earning $250,000 there is a proposal on the table that raises that income threshol
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